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Degree Title

Master of Science

Apply by:

Dec. 05

 

To begin:

Jan. 09

Overview

FIU's online Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) allows students to advance their engineering career through contemporary methods that combine technology and business courses. Learners become well-rounded engineering management professionals with a sharp business and leadership focus. With a cohort structure, the program is designed for students to move through a focused pathway toward graduation.

Graduates of this program will learn the broad knowledge and skills required to successfully manage and lead technical and non-technical professionals in today's organizations. Curricula is built for immediate applicability to multiple industries. The customized, state-of-the-art applied management coursework includes subjects in Total Quality Management (TQM), engineering project management and business taught by distinguished faculty experts. Instruction provides students with an inclusive look at a vast range of industries and prepares them for a wide variety of capacities.

The online MSEM program includes both part-time and full-time student options. The program simulates a business environment where students learn and apply engineering tools, managerial theories, and best practices to design and operate industrial systems. Students are expected to acquire contemporary engineering management theories and techniques, and simultaneously build a solid technical foundation for a range of engineering fields. The TQM course provides students with the body of knowledge required for the Six Sigma Black Belt certification. Students are also well prepared for certifications as a Project Management Professional.

  • Why Apply?

    Engineers with the right blend of technical and management skills are among the most sought-after professionals in the field.

    Graduates with a Master of Science in Engineering Management will be able to pursue management positions in a wide range of functions, including product design, development and innovation, R&D, engineering management, general management, operations, project management, IT, software development, marketing and sales. In addition to logistics, trade and supply chain management, graduates can pursue careers in manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, information systems, telecommunications and energy.

    Job Outlook
    According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, employment for engineering management professionals is expected to grow. Those who obtain master’s degrees will be among the most in-demand candidates for positions with a wide range of companies. Firms in a variety of industries will continue to seek new ways to contain costs and improve efficiencies. 

    Engineering management professionals are sought out for their specific skillset in helping businesses develop processes and proficiencies through the use of technology, and within a multitude of divisions. Engineering management professionals offer solutions for businesses and collaborate with an array of stakeholders to ensure an organization’s success.

  • Careers

    Career Path

    Operations Supply Chain Engineer, Systems Engineer/Architect, Project/Program Manager, Applications/Sales Engineer, Technical Lead/Manager, Data Scientist, Engineering Project Manager, Business Intelligence Analyst, Automation Engineer, Chemical Process Engineer, Client Services Analyst, Construction Project Engineer, Design Engineer, Director of Hardware Engineering, Economics Consultant, Firmware Engineer, IT Manager, Logistics Engineer.

    Non-traditional Career Paths

    Sales

    Marketing

    Business Development

    Technical Program Manager

    Income Range

    $95,000 - $208,000

    Industry Outlook

    FL: 13% ⬆️

    US: 4% ⬆️

    (Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics and onetonline.org)

  • Full-Time Option (Schedule and Courses)

    The online Master of Science in Engineering Management is completed in one year with the full-time cohort option and consists of five accelerated 8-week terms. Students enroll in 4 courses (12 credits) each semester and complete two courses each 8-week term in the semester. A total of 30 credit hours (10 courses) is necessary to complete the program.

    Within a cohort, lockstep program, students start and finish the program together – allowing for a peer supportive environment and plenty of opportunities to network. All courses are taught by full-time faculty and experienced industry leaders and practitioners. 

    Full-time Schedule

    Spring A

    • EIN XXXX Technical Leadership for Engineers
    • EIN 5359 Industrial Financial Decisions

    Spring B

    • EIN 5123 Industrial/Technological Marketing for Engineering
    • ESI 5602 Engineering Data Representation and Modeling

    Summer

    • LAW 5072 Business Law
    • ESI 6455 Project Management

    Fall A

    • EIN 6133 Enterprise Engineering
    • ESI 5010C Forecasting and Demand Management

    Fall B

    • ESI 6316 Applications of OR in Manufacturing
    • EIN 5226C Total Quality Management for Engineers

    *Dates provided are tentative and subject to change.

  • Part-Time Option (Schedule and Courses)

    The online Master of Science in Engineering Management is completed in 24 months with the part-time cohort option and consists of eight accelerated 8-week terms and two 12-week summer terms. Students enroll in 2 courses (6 credits) each fall and spring semester and complete one course each 8-week term and enroll in 1 course (3 credits) each summer term. A total of 30 credit hours (10 courses) is necessary to complete the program.

    Within a cohort, lockstep program, students start and finish the program together – allowing for a peer supportive environment and plenty of opportunities to network. All courses are taught by full-time faculty and experienced industry leaders and practitioners. 

    Year 1: Spring A

    • EIN XXXX Technical Leadership for Engineers

    Year 1: Spring B

    • EIN 5123 Industrial/Technological Marketing for Engineering

    Year 1: Summer

    • LAW 5072 Business Law

    Year 1: Fall A

    • EIN 6133 Enterprise Engineering

    Year 1: Fall B

    • ESI 6316 Applications of OR in Manufacturing

    Year 2: Spring A

    • EIN 5359 Industrial Financial Decisions

    Year 2: Spring B

    • ESI 5602 Engineering Data Representation and Modeling

    Year 2: Summer

    • ESI 6455 Project Management

    Year 2: Fall A

    • ESI 5010C Forecasting and Demand Management

    Year 2: Fall B

    • EIN 5226C Total Quality Management for Engineers

    *Dates provided are tentative and subject to change.

  • Requirements

    Applicants for admission into the Master of Science in Engineering Management online program must meet the following University Graduate School admission criteria: 


    Admissions Requirements

    • A bachelor’s degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), business or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of “B” average in upper-level undergraduate work, or a graduate degree from an accredited institution.

    • Undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher for the last 60 hours of upper division coursework. The applicant whose GPA does not meet the minimum GPA requirement may be considered for conditional admission.

    • Good standing with all previously-attended colleges and universities. 


    Transfer of Credit

    Students may receive permission to transfer up to a maximum of six semester credits provided that: (1) the courses were taken at the graduate level at an accredited college or university; (2) with a grade of ‘B’ or better; (3) the courses were judged relevant by the program director; (4) the credits were not used toward another degree; and (5) the credits will be no older than six years at the time of graduation. No more than 12 semester hours taken at FIU as a non-degree seeking student may be counted toward the Engineering Management graduate program. 


    International Students

    • Proof of English Language Proficiency. If you earned a bachelor degree in a country whose official language is not English, you must demonstrate English language proficiency by earning a passing score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). TOEFL required minimum score: 550 (paper-based exam) or 80 (internet-based). IELTS required minimum score: 6.5. When requesting official scores, please refer to FIU Institution code 5206. TOEFL / IELTS scores are valid for two years. View list of TOEFL/IELTS-exempt countries.

    • Official Transcripts Translation. If official transcripts are not in English, a second copy of the transcript must be requested for translation by an official translation agency. Both the official translation, as well as the original transcripts, must be submitted to FIU.

    • Certified Copy of Diploma. If you obtained your degree at a foreign institution.

    • As a fully online degree, please note that this program is ineligible to grant/provide F-1 Student visas.

    Admissions Documents

    The following must be submitted:

    • Online master's programs application. Be sure to select Master of Science in Engineering Management.

    • Official transcripts from all previously attended universities. A copy of the diploma is needed if the degree is not posted on the transcript. 

    • A resume including education, training, and employment history, practical and research experience (such as projects and publications), skills and other pertinent information.

    • A statement of purpose describing your professional goals and reasons for pursuing this degree at FIU.

    • Three letters of recommendation must be sent. Letters are to be from those who have knowledge of the applicant's prior professional experience (e.g. a supervisor) or of the applicant's ability to perform graduate work (e.g., a professor) and should attest to the applicant's intellectual ability, motivation, maturity, and potential. 

    Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. Official transcripts/translations must be submitted directly by the respective institution(s) in electronic format or mailed in a sealed institution envelope to: 

    FIU Online
    Florida International University
    11200 SW 8th Street, MANGO 540
    Miami, FL 33199

  • Tuition

    Pursuing your graduate degree is one of the best investments you can make – one that will open doors to personal and professional opportunities. Our tuition costs represent some of the best value in higher education, and we also offer financial aid support to help you reach your goals.

    The total cost of the online Engineering Management program is $25,000 for Florida residents and non-Florida residents. Students pay for courses at the beginning of each semester. All fees are subject to change.


    Scholarship opportunities available


    Academic Works

    FIU offers   Academic Works, a website that matches students with relevant scholarship opportunities.  Find the one that’s right for you!  Academic Works is an online scholarship application tool where FIU students can browse and apply for more than 100 scholarships, made possible by the generosity of FIU alumni and friends.  Students can apply after they are matriculated into one of our programs.  For more information visit   https://give.fiu.edu/business-governance/scholarships/.


    Other Resources

    There are other third party resources that prospective students can access while researching on how to pay for school.  Below are various links that provide more information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities:


    Federal Financial Aid

    For information on Federal Financial Aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), please visit our   financial aid page.

  • Top Faculty

    Dr. Chin-Sheng Chen

    Dr. Chin-Sheng Chen joined the faculty of FIU in 1989. He received a Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Industrial and Systems Engineering. His research and scholarly work is primarily in the areas of CAD/CAM systems integration, manufacturing automation, enterprise systems modeling, analysis and design, engineering project management, and manufacturing sustainability. Dr. Chen is a charter member of the Engineering Management Honor Society and serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering. 

    Dr. Shih-Ming Lee

    Dr. Shih-Ming (Ted) Lee joined the faculty of FIU in 1986. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University. He served as a chairperson of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at FIU for 18 years and joined the Engineering Management program in 2012 as a professor of practice. His expertise is in the area of engineering economics, engineering financial analysis, inventory management, and quality engineering. 

    Dr. Karen Schmahl 

    Dr. Schmahl joined the faculty of FIU in 2013. She received her BS from Texas A&M University and Ph.D. from University of Cincinnati in Industrial Engineering. Before coming to FIU, she worked in the industry for more than 20 years, served on the faculty of Miami University (Ohio), and was a professional consultant for more than 30 years. Her expertise is in the area of total quality management, engineering economics, and industrial safety/OSHA.

    Jesus Sanchelima

    Professor Sanchelima received both his BS in Electrical Engineering and J.D. degrees from University of Florida. He joined the Law School faculty and has been teaching LAW 5072 for the Engineering Management program as an adjunct professor since 2010. His expertise is in the areas of trademark, patent, intellectual property, and general business practice. Professor Sanchelima has been practicing law in Miami for over 30 years.

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$25,000.00 Tuition Cost

Highlights

  • Full-time or Part-time option

  • No GRE Requirement

  • Customized, state-of-the-art applied management curriculum

  • Distinguished faculty experts

  • Program starts: Fall, Spring and Summer

  • This program grants you access to Career Engage and associated scholarships.

  • #41 Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs (U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Program Ranking)

  • #5 Best Online Master's in Engineering Management (OnlineMasters.com), 2019

  • #16 Best Online Programs: Master's in Engineering Management (BestColleges.com), 2019

  • #16 in Top 50 Best Master’s in Engineering Management Online (BestCollegeReviews.org), 2019

  • #2 Best Online Master’s in Engineering Management, Intelligent.com, 2020

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